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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1920.44.79
Title
Unguentarium (cosmetic bottle)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st-2nd century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292419
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pale blue-green glass
Technique
Free-blown glass
Dimensions
H. 11.4 x Rim diam. 2.3 x W. 2 cm (4 1/2 x 15/16 x 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Elizabeth Gaskell Norton, Boston, MA and Margaret Norton, Cambridge, MA (by 1920), gift; to the Fogg Museum, 1920.

Note: The Misses Norton were the daughters of Charles Elliot Norton (1827-1908).
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Misses Norton
Accession Year
1920
Object Number
1920.44.79
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Unguentarium; round base, piriform body, slight constriction before long, straight neck, flaring lip. Intact; iridescent patches on the interior and exterior, large patch of dirt accretion on rim.

Classificaton: Isings form 8
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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